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A name-your-price biscuit tin

Yeah, I know. I'm crap at naming stuff. God help my children.
1Are We Real?
La Chiave

Kinda dream-pop/gazey/post-hardcore from Italy. Dreary in a good way. -
Never Work

Suitably pissed-off grindcore from South Wales, with Discordance Axis influence in parts. I cocked the name up on the database, hope it's fixed soon. -
3Black Autumn
Rauhnacht MMXV

Really pretty instrumental doom metal from Germany -
I'll be the Bones, You'll be the Soul

Screamo/hardcore from Madrid, Spain. Some quite interesting vocals. -
5Die Hexe
Die Hexe

Crusty, aggressive hardcore EP from Toronto. -

An excellent acoustic album, exploring many styles from Latin to Celtic. -

Sludgy hardcore. Some really damn good stuff from this year. -
Greatest Hits - The Early Year

Untidy, heavy, throaty hardcore punk band. Rams their point home at any case. -
Demo '13

Another promising band from the Singaporean emoviolence scene. Nothing special but certainly a good listen if you like the genre -

Crust-punk with a little black metal influence thrown in for good measure. -
bis deine hülle bricht

Noisy, desperate emoviolence from Germany. -
End Progress

Crust/black metal with fairly raw production values. Good stuff. -

Consisting of a drummer, a bass player and a vocalist, this is basically scuzzy, misanthropic punk. -
14Loom (CAN)

Fairly minimal indie folk/ambient I suppose would be the best descriptor for this. The vocals are beautiful. -

Doom-infused post rock, Tsaluyi is absolutely fantastic. -
16Mai Camia
Sparcity Blues

Dark indie folk from Montreal, Canada. Brooding, and again very minimalistic in parts. -
In Pursuit

I always expect this to sludge harder than it does, but in really it's a kind of instrumental post-metal/rock hybrid. -

Twisted, scuzzy hardcore punk/noise with female vocals. Not an easy listen, but well worth it. -
19Moro Moro Land

Russian atmospheric crust/black metal band that keeps the length down. And just look at that album art. It's got a transcendental space turtle on it.
Allir vegir til glötunar

Really interesting Icelandic black metal. I did a review of this, so that'll explain better. -
21Old State
Leaving Home

Pop-punk/emo from Saint Louis, Missouri. Pretty angsty, but kinda fun. -
22Sea Oleena

If you like Flower Face, then Sea Oleena isn't a million miles away. Spacey, dreamy folk/singer-songwriter with beautiful vocals. -
23Sergey Akhunov
Big elegy to John Cage (new music for piano trio)

Perhaps not as experimental as John Cage's work, but the Russian/Ukrainian composer makes a beautiful sound nonetheless. The cello on this in particular is great. -
24The Atrocity Exhibit
The Atrocity Exhibit

Sludgy grindcore with all the subtlety of a wrecking ball. Fast, unrelenting fun. -
25The Duke of Norfolk
Three Days From The Wolf Month

Acoustic singer-songwriter stuff with a distinctly Scottish sound to it. -
For Silence

Bleak, depressive black metal. -
27White Spot
I Had The Best For A Little While

Not sure how to describe this really. Kinda dirty, experimental post-punk? -
28Yersinia Pestis (US)
Finis Gloriae Mundi

Neat, mid-paced black metal with kvlt production. -
29Lost Salt Blood Purges
Only the Youngest Grave

Kinda forgot this was NYP. Awesome ambient/glitchy stuff, again I reviewed it so read that for a better picture. -
30Big Blood
Double Days II

Experimental folk that held the No. 1 spot on RadicalEd's 2015 list. -
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